Paul A. Bator Memorial Award
Indre presenting  Michael Wilcox with the PB  award (3)
Indre Cuplinskas presents Michael Wilcox with the Paul Bator Award (Historical Studies, Vol. 79, 2013) for his article “’To meet more perfectly the wants of our people here:’ The Christian Brothers and the Process of Anglicization in Ontario, 1850-1925,”

 

The CCHA established the Paul A. Bator Memorial Award in 2001 to honour the memory of Paul Bator, a young scholar who edited Historical Studies from 1993 to 1995. It is awarded biennially to the author of the article judged to be the best published by Historical Studies in the previous two years. Articles are judged “on their originality and depth of research, importance to the historiography, and prose excellence.” Prize winners receive a book and scroll.

The Canadian Catholic Historical Association was pleased to announce that the biennial award will go to Michael Wilcox for his paper, “’To meet more perfectly the wants of our people here:’ The Christian Brothers and the Process of Anglicization in Ontario, 1850-1925,” which appeared in the 2013 edition of Historical Studies, Vol 79.  It was awarded at the CCHA Annual Dinner held at the Four Points Sheraton as part of Congress 2014 – Brock University, on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014.

Past Recipients of the Award include

  • 2011- Dr. Peter Meehan “ ’Purified Socialism’ and the Church in Saskatchewan: Tommy Douglas, Philip Pocock and Hospitalization, 1944-1948″
  • 2009 – David Webster “Canadian Catholics and the East Timor Struggle, 1975-99” HS, vol. 75 (2009)
  • 2007 – Myrslaw Tataryn “Harvesting Heritage Seeds: The Role of the Ukrainskyi holes in the Formation of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Canada” HS, vol. 71 (2005)
  • 2005 – Mark McGowan “The Maritime Region and the Building of a Canadian Church: The Case of the Diocese of Antgonish after Confederation” HS, vol. 70 (2004)
  • 2003 – Mark McGowan “What did Michael Power Really Want?” Questions Regarding the Origins of Catholic Separate Schools in Canada West” HS, vol. 68 (2002)
  • 2001 – Patricia McConnell Killen “Writing the Pacific Northwest into Canadian and US Catholic History,” HS, vol. 66 (2000)